from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Inflammation of the gallbladder.
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- n. An inflammation of the gallbladder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of the gall-bladder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inflammation of the gall bladder
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A complication such as cholecystitis is quite common.
Belly pain that gets better in two hours was something like indigestion; belly pain that starts causing vomiting in two hours may be pancreatitis, appendicitis or cholecystitis -- to name just a few members of the 'itis' clan.
Researchers analyzed Medicare data for nearly 30,000 patients hospitalized with one of the most common complications, gallbladder inflammation known as acute cholecystitis.
Medicare records don't reveal many clinical details, such as how long patients waited to present their acute cholecystitis to the hospital or the specific reasons a doctor gave for delaying surgery.
Medical examination carried out at the end of June - beginning of July 2009 revealed gallbladder stones and pancreatitis and calculous cholecystitis were diagnosed.
The classic symptom of an inflamed gallbladder (cholecystitis) is sharp right upper quadrant pain that may radiate to the right shoulder or right back.
It turns out that Mrs. Oldilocks has cholecystitis nlm, which means that her gall bladder is inflamed and might need to come out.
Dietary and other habits that promote the formation of gallstones are therefore likely causes of cholecystitis also.
TREATMENT: Conventional physicians have found surgical removal of the gallbladder the “easiest” solution for both cholecystitis and gallstones; the body seems to get along just as well without this organ.
This postulate gives us the key to the pain-muscular phenomena of peritonitis, pleurisy, cystitis, cholecystitis, etc., as well as to the pain-muscular phenomena in obstructions of the hollow viscera.